Please Read Autistic Perspectives This Autism Awareness / Acceptance Month

As you may or may not know April is Autism Acceptance / Awareness Month and this year I am putting out a plea that everyone read, share, and encourage anyone talking about Autism to read blogs, watch videos, and learn from actual Autistic people – not big organizations like Autism Speaks.

If you are an Autistic person with something to day, or anyone with something positive to say, I would like to encourage you to write, share your experiences, and be a light of truth in the world. We need more Autistics Speaking and less Autism Speaks (and other organizations about Autism run by Neurotypical people) speaking about Autism.

Finally, thanks to the internet, many of us can no speak (I use that term loosely since some of us prefer to type) for ourselves and it’s time to speak up (and share). If you can’t share publicly, I’ve found anonymous blogging amazing.

Support the online Autism community. Share and connect with other Autistic bloggers – remember some of them may have social anxiety and may not want to meet face to face. It feels good knowing that you are not alone.

Remember there are many diagnosed Autistic people in the world, waiting to be woken up. Many of us did NOT understand Autism until we read the words of other Autistic people. Some day when you google Autism, I dream the works of actual Autistic people will appear on top.

People know about Autism but they don’t understand what it really is or Autistic people.

If you want to learn about Autism, why not go straight to the source? – an Autistic person.

 

#ActuallyAutistic #AutismAwareness #AutismAcceptance #SheCantBeAutistic

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21 thoughts on “Please Read Autistic Perspectives This Autism Awareness / Acceptance Month”

  1. History takes note of each post you make. I learn a lot from your space. Please, keep writing. Will find a post you made on my request a little while back, if not you then your co-author. Perhaps I could reblog that one.

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  2. yeah. also, the world knows very little about autism. and yet even if you have otherwise good friends, trying to tell them anything about what its like (the desire to inform people who cant understand why youre you and constantly show their confusion about it, is a strong urge. thats why it comes up.)

    …constantly face the weirdest skepticism. no two aspies are exactly alike, but if you travel to another country to talk to another aspie, you will probably hear some of the same things that you heard when you were in your home country. a lot of aspies dont even know how common these things are– they already think its “just them.” dont add to that, please. listen to them. theyre already too used to “running a gauntlet” of constant skepticism. its exausting, and it makes it feel like almost no one understands– which is true. but it doesnt have to be. as self-advocacy becomes more commonplace, people will (slowly) realize this stuff isnt being made up or exaggerated. be a great friend– get ahead of that curve. cheers.

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  3. I’ve reblogged this because I agree, it is important for people who actually have autism to speak about it so people see it from the right perspective, rather than from people who claim to be experts but only know the outsiders view of it.
    And in keeping with the message of this post, I recently wrote an article about my experiences as a writer with autism, it can be found here http://navigatingindieworld.com/alex-r-carver-writing-with-autism/# if anyone is interested in a read.

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  4. Thank you for the recommendation/opportunity. Here is what I just sent out to my email list:
    “Recently I ran across a blog called Anonymously Autistic. The woman who writes it is quite coherent, obviously bright and impassioned. I find myself resonating to what she has to say and it leads me to see that we each have components of autism. We need to explore and relate to the efforts made in behalf of people with these issues. They are too often isolated. I recommend turning your attention to this blog.”

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  5. I am so thankful to you and all #ActuallyAutistic adults for sharing their stories. Not only does it give me valuable insight into my autistic kiddo, it helps bring (hopefully) more acceptance into the world, which will make things easier (again, hopefully) when he’s an adult. So, again, Thank You Anna!💐

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  6. I don’t know if I’m an Aspie or not, but for me, there never is an Autism month. Every day is about Autism. I am not shouting at the rooftops or anything. I do, however, take action when I see hate speech about it. I take action when I see Aspies getting picked on in comment section where I go. Protecting the harmless in any form is something I think decent people do each day; like you. You shed light on your life. You let us know how things are for you, and we all appreciate that. I have directed people to you. I can direct, but not force. I hope they see you. You and decent people like you, are worth it. Thank you, for being you.

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  7. I have mixed feelings on this. I’m autistic myself – high functioning. And I recently wrote about some of my experiences at https://journalofahappyhousewife.wordpress.com/ I am against abortion, and I don’t like that Autism Speaks seems to be pro abortion. However, I do wish there was an effective cure or therapy for autism. I also think that autism can cause problems for families, and as such the experiences of parents and siblings and others affected by autism (but not having it themselves) are worth talking about. Autism impacts a whole family.

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